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Ancora Coffee Roasters

Decaffeinated Guatemala

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Guatemala

Roast: Medium-Dark

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Review Date: August 1997

Agtron: 37/51

Aroma: 4

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 7

Blind Assessment:

The acidity is pronounced, although more fruity and sweet than dry and brisk. Distinct chocolate tones nuance the fruit. The chocolate turns darkly prune-like in the finish, and lingers sweetly in the aftertaste. An attractive and ingratiating coffee, although the rather heavy body remains curiously inert under all the sweetness.

Notes:

An attractive coffee, with a heavy body and sweet acidity. Decaffeinated by the European process, involving use of methylene chloride.

Who Should Drink It: People who want their Guatemala chocolaty, the way coffee myth says it should be. Chocolate tones are said to be a distinguishing characteristic of the classic Antigua coffees, not Huehuetenangos like this one from northwestern Guatemala, but here it is.


This review originally appeared in the August, 1997 tasting report: Decaffeinated Coffees

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